Casino gaming; sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in establishments, etc. (SB519)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Casino gaming; sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in casino gaming establishments; casino employees; wagers, accounting, and games. Authorizes the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Board) to issue a mixed beverage casino license. The issuance of such license is limited to a mixed beverage casino licensee owned by a casino operator licensed under Virginia law. The bill provides for the sale and service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption in areas designated by the Board during all hours of operation of the mixed beverage casino licensee and authorizes the licensee to provide gifts of alcoholic beverages to patrons and establish loyalty or reward credit programs under certain conditions. In addition, the bill provides that a mixed beverage restaurant licensee located on the premises of a casino gaming establishment may sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption on the licensed premises of the restaurant during all hours of operation of the mixed beverage restaurant licensee and that any alcoholic beverages purchased from a restaurant on the premises of a casino gaming establishment may be taken onto the premises of the mixed beverage casino licensee and possessed and consumed in areas of the establishment as designated by the Board. Under the bill, a mixed beverage restaurant licensee that is located on the premises of and operated by a casino gaming establishment and holds a valid mixed beverage restaurant license issued by the Board prior to July 1, 2022, is authorized to operate with the privileges of a mixed beverage casino license as created by the bill until the casino gaming establishment at which the restaurant is located is issued a mixed beverage casino license or July 1, 2023, whichever occurs first. The Board may promulgate any regulations that it deems necessary for implementing the provisions of the bill no later than October 1, 2022. The initial adoption of regulations is exempt from the Administrative Process Act, except that the Board shall provide an opportunity for public comment on the regulations prior to adoption. The bill also (i) revises the definition of "gross receipts" to include electronic credits and electronic cash and to exclude the cash value of promotions or credits under certain conditions and uncollectable counter checks; (ii) defines and authorizes the use of counter checks and prepaid access instruments; (iii) authorizes wagers to be conducted using electronic credits and electronic cash; and (iv) excludes conviction of misdemeanor possession of marijuana as a disqualifier for the issuance of a service permit by the Virginia Lottery. This bill is identical to HB 455. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104248D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB519)
01/26/2022Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/27/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22105255D-S1
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB519S1)
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105255D-S1
02/07/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB519S1
02/08/2022Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/24/2022Reported from General Laws (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Passed House (84-Y 16-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (84-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Enrolled
03/04/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB519ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB519ER)
03/04/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 590 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0590)

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